LeBron James points to solid defense as key to playoff victories
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LeBron James points to solid defense as key to playoff victories
Thursday June 9th, 2016

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LeBron James and the Cavaliers catapulted their way back into the NBA Finals with a 120–90 rout of the Warriors in Game 3 on Wednesday.

From the start, Cleveland looked like a different team than it did in the first two games of the series. Despite Kevin Love's absence, the Cavs had their best offensive performance of the series, leading by double-digits most of the game. LeBron finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kyrie Irving added 30 points of his own. J.R. Smith also broke out of his shooting slump for 20 points.The Splash Brothers didn't have it as easy. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 29 points on 10-of-26 shooting. 

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Check out the best highlights from the Cavaliers' Game 3 victory:

LeBron James busted out a sky hook as the Cavs got out to a hot start.

Kyrie Irving unleashed a crossover on Stephen Curry.

Kyrie also catches Klay Thompson with a crossover.

Klay Thompson heads to the locker room with leg injury.

Shaun Livingston drops a dime to Draymond Green. 

Klay Thompson returns and unleashes a smooth crossover on Tristan Thompson. 

LeBron James throws down the reverse off the cut. 

Draymond Green rejects LeBron's dunk attempt

Jr. Smith drains half court shot to end the half but refs waive it off. 

Cavaliers lead the Warriors 51-43 at halftime

Kyrie has been showcasing his handle throughout the game. This time he shakes Harrison Barnes and steps back for the mid-range. 

The Cavs are clicking tonight. Smith drains his third three of the game. 

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Draymond Green screaming on the Warriors bench during a timeout. 

Kyrie lob to LeBron!!

It's been that kind of night for Stephen Curry.

Final Score: Cavaliers beat Warriors 120-90

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